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November 26, 2019

Here's Something Volkswagen Philippines Should Consider Bringing In

I’m not a part of Volkswagen’s product planning team, but if I were, I’d considering bringing in this: the Viloran MPV. It’s a full-blown luxury MPV built to battle the likes of Toyota Alphard and Kia Grand Carnival. Best of all, seeing it on our roads is really, really possible because it’s actually a joint development with SAIC—you know, the source of our Santana, Lavida, and Lamando cars.

Anyway, the Viloran is about 5.3 meters in length and for that, it’s Volkswagen’s largest model. It seats 7 in a 2+2+3 arrangement, and the second-row Captain’s Seats even have electric footrests, too. There’s also a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and a Royal Hall-level Dynaudio audio system.

The Viloran is built on the flexible MQB architecture and power is provided by the corporate 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. All in all, it makes 220 horsepower and 350 Nm with power routed through the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG automatic.

For the Chinese market, the Viloran will go on sale in the first half of 2020. It’s currently not known whether Volkswagen has any plans to offer this for export to other countries, but if Volkswagen Philippines wants to beef up their line-up, then they should seriously consider a product like this.


  1. No diesel? Looks like it's a minivan that has a slim chance of succeeding in America, assuming some still choose them over crossovers.

  2. It's a good thing that VW is slowly moving away from diesel engines, esp after the 'Dieselgate', and gradually transitioning to electrification.


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